Samsung HT-DM550 Instruction Manual

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400 Valley Road, Suite 201
Mount Arlington, NJ 07856
1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864)
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  • Page 1 DIGITAL HOME THEATER SYSTEM HT-DM550 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC. SERVICE DIVISION 400 Valley Road, Suite 201 Mount Arlington, NJ 07856 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) Instruction Manual COMPACT COMPACT DIGITAL AUDIO DIGITAL VIDEO AH68-01142A V I D E O...
  • Page 2: Safety Warnings

    Do not stack anything on top of the player. Do not place the player on amplifiers or other equipment which may become hot. Before moving the player, ensure the disc tray is empty. This player is designed for continuous use. Switching off the DVD player to the stand-by mode does not disconnect the electrical supply.
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    The openings should never be blocked by placing the video product on a bed, sofa, rug, or Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, other similar surface. This video product...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    • Many DVD discs are encoded with copy protection. Because of this, you should only connect your DVD player directly to your TV, not to a VCR. Connecting to a VCR results in a distorted picture from copy-protected DVD discs.
  • Page 5: Description

    Connect the TV's video input jacks (VIDEO Input Connector IN) to the VIDEO OUT connector. S-Video Output Connector If the TV is equipped with an S-Video input External Digital Component Input connector (S-VIDEO IN), connect it to the Connectors player's S-Video output jack.
  • Page 6: Controlling A Tv With The Remote

    Volume Control buttons Speaker output volume control Sleep button Mute button You can operate your TV by adjusting the signal of the remote control with the DVD remote. Sound Edit button SPK Mode button Turn on the TV. Pro Logic II button...
  • Page 7: Connecting The Speakers

    Component Video (Best Quality) If your television is equipped with Component Video inputs, connect a component video cable (not supplied) from the Pr, Pb and Y jacks on the back panel of the system to the corresponding jacks on your television.
  • Page 8: Connecting The Fm And Am (Mw/Lw) Antennas

    For safety, observe the following carefully. • Make sure there is good ventilation around the center unit. Poor A cooling fan is mounted on the rear panel of the center unit to ventilation could overheat and cause damage. prevent abnormal temperature inside the center unit, thus assuring •...
  • Page 9: Before Using The Dvd Player

    P.Scan Adj (Progressive Scan Adjusting) This function allows you to optimize the picture quality when it becomes poor due to screen distortion or discs containing erroneous data. Press the Setup/P . Adj button. (Play mode only) ) button on the main unit for Each time the Setup/P .
  • Page 10: Dvd Playback

    Press the Mute button during playback. • This operation may be useful when you need to greet guests or answer the telephone. If the player is left for more than 3 minutes in pause mode, it will stop. ANGLE indicator...
  • Page 11: Mp3-Cd Playback

    • If the disc is not closed, it will take longer to begin playback and not all of the recorded files may be played. • For files encoded in Variable Bit Rate (VBR) format, i.e. files encoded in both low bit rate and high bit rate (e.g., 32Kbps ~ 320Kbps), the sound may skip during playback.
  • Page 12: Forward/Reverse Searching

    Forward/Reverse Searching During playback, you can search quickly through a chapter or track for a specific scene or tune. Multi-Speed Playback Press the button. Each time the Each time the button is pressed PLAY Skipping through a Chapter Press the button.
  • Page 13: Repeat Playback

    Each time the Repeat button is pressed • Repeat playback operation is not possible with version 2.0 VCD discs if PBC is turned on. To operate this feature, press the MENU button, and then select "PBC OFF". A B Repeat Playback...
  • Page 14: Selecting The Audio Language/Subtitle Language

    Selecting the Audio Language MO/ST Press the Audio button. • Depending on the number of languages recorded on a DVD disc, a different audio language (ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, etc.) is selected each time the button is pressed. V I D E O •...
  • Page 15: Program Playback

    Program Playback Use this function with video and music CDs to play the tracks in a particular order. To Program Tracks in a particular order Press the Program button. Press the Enter button, then use the Number buttons to select the desired title.
  • Page 16: Sleep/D.r.c Function

    To Review Sleep Setting • Press the Sleep button. The remaining time for the selected Sleep time is displayed on the front panel. • Pressing the button once again changes the Sleep time from the last setting. Activating Dynamic Range Compression...
  • Page 17: System Setup

    •You can enjoy the wide screen aspect. • However, if a picture is stored on the DVD in the 4:3 ratio, you cannot view it in wide screen. • Since DVD discs are recorded in various image formats, they will look different depending on the software, the type of TV, and the TV aspect ratio setting.
  • Page 18: Speaker Setup

    Setting up the Speaker Delay Time When 5.1CH Surround Sound is played, you can enjoy the best sound if the distance between you and each speaker is the same. Since the sounds arrive at the listening position at different times depending on the placement of speakers, you can adjust this difference by adding a delay effect to the sound of the Center Speaker and Surround Speakers.
  • Page 19: To Set Up Speaker Balance

    0.1 channel.Therefore, LFE is called the 5.1 channel). In addition,Dolby Digital enables stereo rear sounds,and sets the cutoff frequency of the rear treble at 20 kHz,compared to 7 kHz for Dolby Pro Logic.These facts result in better sound quality than Dolby Pro Logic.
  • Page 20: Dolby Pro Logic Ii Decoder

    Dolby Pro Logic. It can be used to decode not only sources recorded in Dolby Surround, but also regular stereo sources into five channels (front left/right, center and surround left/right). In addition, various parameters can be set according to the type of source and the contents, so you can adjust the sound field with greater precision.
  • Page 21: Dsp (Digital Signal Processor)

    (Digital Signal Processor) DSP modes have been designed to simulate different acoustic environments. The sound heard in a hall, theater, pavilion, dance club, or live club consists of direct and indirect sound —early reflections and reflections from behind. Direct sounds reach the listener directly without any reflection.
  • Page 22: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the Radio You can listen to the chosen band (FM, AM broadcast stations) by using either the automatic or manual tuning operation. Remote Press the Tuner(Band) Select a broadcast station. Control button. Unit • The selection toggles back...
  • Page 23: Troubleshooting

    When condensation forms inside the player, remove the disc is not produced; the disc tray and let the player stand for 1 or 2 hours with the power on. opens 2-5 seconds later. (You can use the player after the condensation disappears.) Sound quality is •...
  • Page 24: Cautions On Handling And Storing Discs

    Cautions on Handling and Storing Discs Small scratches on the disc may reduce sound and picture quality or cause breaks in playback. Be especially careful not to scratch discs when handling them. Handling and Storing Discs When you get fingerprints or dirt on the disc, clean it with a mild detergent diluted in water and wipe with a soft cloth.
  • Page 25: Specifications

    This limited warranty begins on the original date of purchase, and is valid only on products purchased and used in the United States. To receive warranty service, the purchaser must contact SAMSUNG for problem determination and service procedures. Warranty service can only be performed by a SAMSUNG authorized service center.

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